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Targeting Gut Bacteria to Fight Autoimmune Disease

Researchers have found a link between autoimmune disease and the gut microbiome

Targeting certain gut bacteria can suppress autoimmune disease according to new research at Yale University. Scientists found bacteria in the small intestines of humans and mice that can travel to organs and cause an autoimmune response, which researchers were able to stop through the use of antibiotics.

, March 12, 2018

Chronic Depression Linked to Low Amino Acid Level

This research shows those battling depression may be deficient in a specific amino acid

Arginine is an amino acid readily found in turkey, chicken, soybeans and peanuts, but it is in low supply in those who are chronically depressed according to researchers from the University of Eastern Finland. The body uses arginine to produce nitric oxide, which boosts the immune system and helps improve blood flow.

, March 05, 2018

Balancing the Immune Response to Tame Allergic Reactions

Food allergies are a serious concern for some but this study shows there is hope for optimism

Food allergies can be a life-threatening situation, but new research shows the danger could be mitigated by changing the body’s immune response. Scientists at Duke Health were able to reprogram the immune system of mice by using nanoparticles to deliver molecules to the lymph nodes that kept the mice from experiencing symptoms from exposure.

, February 26, 2018

How Your Smart Phone Can Help Reverse Diabetes

Your smartphone can now be used as a weapon in the fight against diabetes

The results of a new study conducted by Virta Health in conjunction with Purdue University and others shows how remote monitoring of participants through the use of a mobile app was instrumental in helping them reverse Type 2 diabetes. To be specific, the phone was not the catalyst for the reversal but it was a big aid in keeping volunteers on track.

, February 12, 2018

Vitamin D Can Repair a Broken Heart

This is another reason you may want to get some sun today

More evidence is mounting regarding the importance of vitamin D as a new study conducted at Ohio University shows vitamin D3 can restore damage to the cardiovascular system. Researchers discovered vitamin D3, which is available over the counter and is made naturally through sun exposure on the skin, can help reverse cardiovascular system damage caused by conditions including high blood pressure, diabetes and atherosclerosis.

, January 29, 2018

You Can Keep Your Brain Sharp if You MIND What You Eat

What you eat affects more than your waistline, it also affects how your brain functions

A study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society shows that eating foods from the Mediterranean and MIND diets translates to a lower risk of memory troubles in older adults. Examining nearly 6,000 volunteers in the Health and Retirements study, researchers tracked the responses of the participants regarding their eating habits and then measured their cognitive abilities relating to memory and attention.

, January 29, 2018

Vitamin D Can Reduce Arterial Stiffness

The valuable vitamin your body produces from the sun is beneficial for your cardiovascular system

Vitamin D in high doses has been shown to reduce arterial stiffness, an independent predictor of cardiovascular-related disease. Previously recognized for its role in bone health, researchers at the Medical College of Georgia tested the effects of varying doses of vitamin D on 70 African-Americans aged 13-45 who were classified as overweight or obese, but were otherwise relatively healthy.

, January 08, 2018

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